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PPF concerned over detention of Austrian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey has expressed concern over the arrest of Austrian journalist Max Zirngast by Turkish authorities. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the arrest and has called on Turkish authorities to immediately release Zirngast. According to IPS Communication Foundation – Bianet, […]

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Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulators

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Pakistan’s print media highlighted important issues including the revival of Censorship Committee on Defence Planning (CCDP) after 18 years; the recent flexing of muscles by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to regulate private TV channels and the opening of Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. PPF monitored […]

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50pc MPs do not attend Sindh Assembly session, moot told

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There is urgent need to implement rules of procedure and conduct of business in Sindh Assembly and establish such a mechanism that could increase citizens’ interests in their representatives’ activities. Addressing the session on citizens action for democratic governance in Pakistan, consultative session on model rules of business of Sindh Assembly with Legislatives Governance Support […]

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No arrests made for murder of two media personnel in Pakistan. Those who injured six media men also remain free.

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Two media personnel were killed, while six others were injured and many were manhandled during 2015. In addition 11 media personnel were booked in false cases and equipment of many media workers was damaged or destroyed during the year. Television channels remained the primary target of violent attacks during the year. According to research by […]

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Editors for Safety formed to unite media against attacks

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Karachi, Dec 10: Editors and directors news of a large number of newspapers and television channels met here on Friday and decided to formally establish Editors for Safety, an organization focused exclusively on issues related to violence and threats of violence against the media. Editors for Safety will focus on the alarming level of insecurity […]

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No country for journalists

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Pakistan continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, an uncomfortable truth highlighted by yet another murder of a mediaperson on November 22. Television journalist Hafeezur Rehman was shot dead by unidentified people in Kohat, only weeks after a fellow professional, Zaman Mehsud, was ambushed in a similarly ghastly […]

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PAKISTANI REPORTER SLAIN BY GUNMEN IN TRIBAL REGION

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A Pakistani television journalist has been shot and killed by motorcycle gunmen in a tribal region in the country’s northwest that has been hit by a wave of attacks on members of the media. Unidentified gunmen killed Hafeez Ur Rehman of Neo TV Nov. 22 near his home in the town of Kohat in the […]

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Murder of Pakistani journalist highlights impunity again

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Taliban claim responsibility for gunning down Zaman Mehsud VIENNA, Nov 5, 2015 – The murder of yet another journalist in Pakistan this week because of his journalistic work once again raises the issue of journalists’ safety and the importance of ending the impunity both in that country and worldwide. Senior journalist Zaman Mehsud of Tank […]

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Press clubs urged to increase security

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Hyderabad: Like other organization, the press clubs should increase their security and the civil defence department is ready to provide them necessary training, said deputy controller Civil Defence Department Hyderabad here on Thursday. He was speaking at a safety and security workshop for media organized by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) at the Hyderabad Press Club […]

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Press, police cooperation urged to check crime

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Hyderabad: Close cooperation between police and Press would help in checking crime in our society, said Principal of Regional Police Training Center (RTC) Hyderabad Nisar Ahmed Brohi. Speaking at a three-day training and safety workshop for media organized by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) here Wednesday, he said media is playing a valuable role for elimination […]

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Four-day workshop on journalists’ safety concludes

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Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) Secretary-General Owais Aslam Ali said on Sunday that over 50 journalists had become victim of targeted killings in recent years in Pakistan and there was always lack of proper investigation in our society when it came to investigating murder of a journalist. “Only two out of 50 murder cases of journalists […]

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UN Secretary General must recognise the ‘Right to Know’ in his Post-2015 report

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His Excellency Ban Ki-moon Secretary General of the United Nations United Nations Headquarters New York, NY 10017 CC: Amina J. Mohammed, Assistant Secretary General Dear Mr. Secretary General, We write to you as a coalition of civil society organisations committed to sustainable development, to urge you to highlight the importance of the right to information, […]

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Egypt: Dissolution Ultimatum for Independent Groups

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London: Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown, 45 international and national human rights groups from across the globe said today in a joint statement. The Egyptian Social Solidarity Ministry placed an advertisement in leading state newspaper Al-Ahram on July 18, 2014, giving all Egyptian and international nongovernmental organizations until September 2 to register […]

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Letter to Eric Holder in Support of WikiLeaks

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The Honorable Eric Holder Attorney General United States Department of Justice Washington, D.C. 20530 June 19, 2014 Dear Attorney General Holder, We, the undersigned press freedom and human rights organizations, call on the Justice Department to officially close all criminal investigations of WikiLeaks and its editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, and to stop harassment and other persecution […]

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